Broughty Castle Museum

“15th-century coastal fort with spectacular views” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

DUNDEE, DUNDEE

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This 15th-century coastal fort has faced many battles and sieges, and was rebuilt in the 19th century as part of the River Tay's coastal defence system. It now houses a fascinating museum featuring displays on the life and times of Broughty Ferry, its people, the environment and the wildlife that lives close by. Don't miss the Orchar Gallery which features a selection of paintings from the Orchar Collection - one of the most important collections of Scottish Victorian art in the country. Enjoy the spectacular views over the River Tay.

Broughty Castle Museum
Castle Approach, Broughty Ferry, DUNDEE, DD5 2TF
Phone : 01382 436916

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, Apr-Sep, Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 12.30-4; Oct-Mar, Tue-Sat 10-4, Sun 12.30-4

About The area

Discover Dundee

Dundee has one of the most spectacular settings of any Scottish city. It is located on the north bank of the Firth of Tay with the Sidlaw Hills behind, the Fife shore to the south, and the North Sea to the east. Facing south across the wide, silvery Firth of Tay, it’s also one of Scotland’s sunniest cities. From the summit of Dundee Law, the extinct volcano that dominates its northern skyline, you can look inland to the Cairngorms, south over the hills of Fife, far out over the North Sea, or westward up the Tay as far as Perth.

This is a city that has reinvented itself more than a few times. And as you’ll see when you arrive by road or rail via its iconic bridges (two of the longest in Britain), it’s busy reinventing itself yet again. 

V&A Dundee is a design museum in Dundee, Scotland, which opened on 15 September 2018. The V&A Dundee is the first design museum in Scotland and the first Victoria and Albert museum outside London. The V&A Dundee is also the first building in the United Kingdom that has been designed by Kengo Kuma.

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